Help me make my difference.
My dad asked me to join him this year in riding the Red Ribbon Ride. He’s been involved in the event for 8 years and has been active in supporting HIV/AIDS service organizations for much longer than that. You know me so you know I jumped at the opportunity to ride 300 miles in 4 days in beautiful southern Minnesota. But raising $1500!? A little more difficult. So, why am I doing this…?
There are thousands of individuals in Minnesota living with HIV/AIDS. That means they have to take a handful of medications every day that have significant side effects. That means they have to pay exorbitant amounts of money for these drugs that allow them to survive. That means they may have to struggle to maintain their standard of living due to the challenges of this disease. That means they may have to hide their diagnosis from their friends and family for fear of what they might think. They rely on organizations like the eight that are supported by the Red Ribbon Ride to provide resources, safety, food, shelter, acceptance, and thankfully, fun too!
HIV/AIDS is no longer a death sentence but it does mean that life will never be the same. I’m riding my bike for 300 miles to show my support for this cause – to show solidarity in the struggle that this disease may bring to those diagnosed, their friends and their families. But I need your help. Please make a donation to my Red Ribbon Ride page here. Your donation will have an impact on those living with HIV/AIDS and it will bring me one step closer to participating in this great event!
Thank you so much!
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